Notable apps and app updates for December 18, 2015

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for iOS and OS X. When you purchase an app listed in our daily Notable apps and app updates post, you're also helping to support Apple World Today. 

iOS Apps/Updates

Here's a way to relax, unwind, and allow your inner child to have a really good time. Pigment (free with in-app purchases) bills itself as the ONLY true coloring experience on the iPhone and iPad. It's designed for adults, but kids can enjoy it too. You don't need to worry about having any artistic talent or even coloring within the lines. It supports painting with your finger, Apple Pencil or third-party styluses.

Are you planning on going over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house over the holidays? It's always a very good idea to know what's happening with the weather, especially when packing for your trip or getting ready for a long drive. My go-to weather app is from Weather Underground (free with a very useful $1.99 in-app purchase for deleting ads), and it's powered by their network of over 135,000 personal weather stations to bring extreme accuracy to forecasts and current conditions. My weather station is even on there!

Do you follow the markets and do trading? If so, you ought to get Robinhood, which provides free stock trading. It was a 2015 App of the Year runner-up, an Apple Design Award Winner, and it has a ton of five-star ratings from users. There's even an Apple Watch companion app. 

My final pick for today is an innovative photo app that takes your Photos library and turns it into a movie that crams each day into one second. 1 Second Everyday ($2.99) is a perfect way to create a video diary of your life.

OS X Apps/Updates

The only thing better than a Mac photography app from DxO is getting it for 50% off in a limited time sale. DxO Optics Pro for Photos (on sale for $9.99) is a third-party extension that works in Photos to let you do work with RAW and JPEG images. For RAW images, there are one-click corrections for lenses, white balance, lighting, and noise removal. DxO ClearView even removes haze and smog from landscape photos. 

Another new Mac app is Copied (US$7.99), a full-featured clipboard manager for OS X. You can save links, text, and images that you've copied from any app, then paste them just about anywhere at any time. Copied has an iOS companion app and syncs your clippings and lists via iCloud so you can work anywhere, anytime.